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Dharma Talks
2012-03-11 Transforming the Mind 55:41
  Mark Nunberg
Dharma Talk
Common Ground Meditation Center

2012-03-11 Compassion as the Path and Expression of Awakening 59:40
  Heather Sundberg
A "talk from the heart" blending aspects of wisdom and compassion. Teachings on the five recollections, the three characteristics and how to work with difficulties in cultivating compassion are offered through stories from the life of the Buddha, Dipa Ma, Darlene Cohen, Ruth Denison and His Holiness the Karmapa.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Retreat, March Month Long

2012-03-11 04 Experience 57:02
  Stephen Batchelor
The Buddha's criteria for regarding a statement as valid; a pragmatic view of the dharma; the "all" is equivalent to "experience" or "life" -- no need of metaphysical realities; supportive quote by Lucretius; awakening to the delight, tragedy and emancipation of life.
Australian Insight Meditation Network (Sine Cera Retreat Center) An Introduction to Secular Buddhism

2012-03-10 Get a Grip: Concentration as the Antidote to the Flurried Mind 58:31
  Sylvia Boorstein
A review of the hindrances and the way in which the factor of concentration, when applied, steadies the mind and allows for clear seeing to prevail.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Retreat, March Month Long

2012-03-10 Rest in Natural Being 55:15
  Leela Sarti
Deeply opening to the impact of the characteristics of human existence; anicca, anatta and dukkha, supports us to grow in wisdom and brings intimacy and aliveness to our being. From the silence of being flows the essential radiant qualities of mind and heart; love, compassion, joy and equanimity. Our unfolding is held and nurtured by the supporting containers of awakening practice; sila, samadhi and panna.
Gaia House Rest in Natural Being

2012-03-09 Refuge in Recovery 47:22
  Kevin Griffin
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2012-03-09 Feeling-Tone and Its Importance for our Practice 58:08
  Donald Rothberg
We explore the pivotal practice of mindfulness of feeling-tone (vedana), by 1) understanding feeling-tone in the context of the teaching of dependent arising; 2) examining the nature of pleasant, unpleasant and neutral; and 3) suggesting a number of ways of practicing with feeling-tone.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Retreat, March Month Long

2012-03-09 Turning to Beingness - Life Beyond Judgement 47:55
  Leela Sarti
"There is a cry deeper than all sounds whose serrated edges cut the heart as we break open, to the place inside which is unbreakable and whole, while learning to sing" - Rashani There is an illness in being somebody and and illness in being nobody. When we meet that which is hard to bear in our experience in general, and the force of self judgement in particular, we can come to rest in natural being and open to the fullness of life.
Gaia House Rest in Natural Being

2012-03-08 Letting Go of Spiritual Views 52:06
  James Baraz
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

2012-03-08 Second Foundation: Dissolving Form 48:33
  Rodney Smith
The second foundation begins to dissolve the form of "I' and the body/mind begins to slowly lose its boundaries revealing the formless.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge March 2012 at IMS - Forest Refuge

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